Goodwill Solutions is delighted to announce that we have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2020 – the UK’s highest accolade for business success.
Now in its 54th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years.
We have been recognised specifically for our excellence in Promoting Opportunity, which is awarded to companies with social mobility programmes that help people from disadvantaged backgrounds into successful working lives. The winners are chosen by the Queen, on the advice of the Prime Minister and are announced on the Queen’s 94th birthday, the 21st April 2020.
“Social change lies at the heart of our business model and is integral to the way we operate as a commercial logistics company. We are delighted to receive this Royal seal of approval.”Graham Tomkins, Joint Founder and CEO
As a Community Interest Company, one of our driving principles is to help our local Northamptonshire community through the creation of various projects and schemes designed to improve social welfare. We are able to drive social change by using the commercial revenue generated from our best-in-class logistics and warehousing business, into funding numerous community welfare projects and schemes.
“Our customers and all the institutions we work with understand how critical promoting opportunity can be in raising living standards for us all. All businesses need to consider how they contribute to the local community.”Steve Morgan, Managing Director
As well as successfully providing a gateway back to employment for hundreds of disadvantaged people undertaking their ‘back to work’ courses and National Lottery Building Business Opportunities programme, we also host the Northamptonshire Police early crime intervention unit, working to prevent offending behaviour.
“Since our inception The University of Northampton have calculated that we have contributed £15m of social impact to our local community and helped to change thousands of peoples’ lives for the better.”Graham Tomkins, Joint Founder and CEO
We will be celebrating our award during a royal reception for Queen’s Awards winners in the summer.